Michael Barna of Owensboro and Ms. Mary Raley of Utica announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Marie Barna, to Matthew James Garrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Garrett of Paducah.
Miss Barna is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mike McCarty, and the late Walt and Margaret Barna. She is a 2008 graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School and earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 2013 from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She is employed as a kindergarten teacher with the Metro Nashville Public Schools in Nashville, Tennessee.
Mr. Garrett is the grandson of Mrs. Diane Karnages of Swansea, Illinois, and Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Garrett of Washington, Indiana. He is a 2006 graduate of St. Mary High School in Paducah and earned a bachelor's degree in finance and accounting in 2010 from the University of Mississippi. He is a certified public accountant and is an alumnus of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He is employed by Fifth Third Bank in Nashville, Tennessee.
Wedding vows will be exchanged at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Owensboro.